IoD Director of the Year Awards

IoD Director of the Year Awards

The Institute of Directors is delighted to announce that entries and nominations are open for the 2018 IoD Director of the Year Awards.

The awards provide a prime opportunity for the success stories of British business to be brought to a national audience. Though corporate failures have dominated the headlines in recent weeks, the UK boasts a wealth of outstanding director talent that contributes immensely to the nation’s economy and society. These awards seek to highlight this contribution and uncover the business leaders making a difference up and down the country.

There are a wide variety of categories to enter, ensuring the diverse range of British companies and directors is represented. With a rigorous judging process and detailed criteria, the Awards are respected across the industry, and award winners benefit immensely from the wider recognition they gain.

Stephen Martin, Director General of the Institute of Directors, commented:

“The Awards is an exciting opportunity for business leaders to be recognised for all the hard work they have put in over the years. Directors heading companies of all shapes and sizes are invited to submit applications or nominate others, we are looking for talented, skilled and ethical leaders across different sectors and types of organisation.”

2018 categories

Director of the Year - Innovation

Director of the Year - Public/Third Sector

Director of the Year - Non-Exec

Director of the Year - Start-Up

Director of the Year - New

Director of the Year - Global

Director of the Year - Inclusivity

Director of the Year - Family Business

Director of the Year - Corporate Social Responsibility

Director of the Year - Chairman’s Award for Excellence in Director and Board Practice

If you would like to enter, or to nominate someone else who shows exceptional leadership skills, please visit for more information.

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